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To all of our Region 6 veterans and veterans everywhere —

Thank you for your service!

  Region  6     Spotlight

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National Network of Partnership Schools Project at Ft. Recovery

As a part of the State Support Team 6 regional work with the NNPS, Fort Recovery Elementary received a grant to support English as a Second Language (ESL)... 


We need your help!  


We're creating email lists for special education leads to be used for sharing information about inclusive instructional opportunities. 


Our hope is that we will be able to send out specific information in the area of inclusive education to the

  folks who are doing the work! 

Calling All Special Education Leads!

If you serve in the following capacity(s), help us communicate with you directly by sharing your email address.

  • Special Education Director/Supervisor
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Early Learning/Preschool Supervisor
  • Secondary Transition Coordinator/Lead
  • School Psychologist
  • Special Education Officer (SEO)
  • Other

We've added a newsletter archive to our website for easy access to past issues! You'll find it in the  About Us   tab in the scrolling banner of our website homepage.  


Beginning November 2021, you'll also have access to the current issue in the Latest News   section of our homepage!

Upcoming PD Opportunities

Social Emotional Learning One-Hour Lunch Series: How to Embed SEL Strategies Into Core Instruction in Order to Meet the Needs of ALL Students

Session I: 11/17/2021 at 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM

Target Audience:  All Educators


This series consists of five, brief, virtual sessions where educators will learn about one evidence-based social-emotional learning strategy each...

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Believe and Achieve Series: Using Advocacy and Self-Determination to Help Students with Disabilities Achieve their Full Potential, Session I

12/2/2021 at 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM

Target Audience:  School teams: administrator, intervention specialist, general education teacher, guidance counselor, family member


Are you looking for ideas and strategies to build advocacy and self-determination in your students and their families? Join us for this four-part professional development series for school teams to develop...

Regional Early Childhood Literacy Network

12/2/2021 at 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM

Target Audience:  Preschool supervisors/administrators, all preschool educators


Are you looking for ways to support literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom including assessments, instruction, and interventions?


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Family Engagement Series

Session 1:  12/6/2021  6:30pm – 7:00 pm

SST6 would like to invite all parents, guardians, caretakers, and families to our 2021-2022 Family Engagement Series. There will be general information provided on the given topic, as well as time to ask questions of the SST... 


Regional Literacy Network Grades K-12

12/7/2021 at 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM

Target Audience : Literacy Leaders K-12 including but not limited to: Superintendents, Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Education Directors, SLPs, Instructional/literacy coaches, Intervention Specialists, Teachers of Literacy


• Have you collectively identified a literacy problem as a challenge at the          school, district or agency level?
• Would solving this problem contribute to dramatic improvements in       

  student learning across the whole system?

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Heggerty Curriculum Questions?

Has your district adopted the Heggerty curriculum? Is it your responsibility to implement this curriculum with students with complex needs? SST6 Consultant, Caryn Timmerman, would be glad to talk with teachers who have questions about implementing Heggerty for students with complex needs. Feel free to contact Caryn at ctimmerman@sst6.org. 

2021 OLAC & PBIS Showcase

12/9/2021  Virtual Event

Mark your calendars & save the date! 

For additional details, please click the button below.

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Tips  &  Support

New   &   Specially   Curated   for   You!

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Transition Tips and Updates

Visit Transition Tips & Updates for reference information, resources, and updates.

November Post : It Starts with Families

The Ohio Employment First Taskforce and its member agencies are developing a cross-agency professional learning experience...

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PBIS Implementation TIPS

Visit PBIS Implementation TIPS for application resources, ideas, and reference materials.

November Post: Share and Communicate the TFI Walkthrough and Assessment Results!

One of the best ways to get staff buy-in for implementation of PBIS is to communicate the TFI Walkthrough and Assessment results with them...

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PBIS Implementation TIPS

Visit PBIS Implementation TIPS for application resources, ideas, and reference materials.

November Post: Share and Communicate the TFI Walkthrough and Assessment Results!

One of the best ways to get staff buy-in for implementation of PBIS is to communicate the TFI Walkthrough and Assessment results with them...

Book Study PD Offerings Open for Registration

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

Why aren't more schools seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs? These frameworks serve as a way for educators to identify struggling readers and provide the small-group instruction they need to improve their skills. 

The Reading Comprehension BLUEPRINT

What challenges do your students have while reading a text? Reading comprehension is a complex skill and Nancy Hannessy offers a framework that is designed to provide a structure for the design and delivery of instruction using Scarborough's Rope as the foundation.

Book Study  Catalog

2021 – 2022

New this year!   Check out the SST6 Google Site Book Studies catalog .

Come explore!

See what's  coming up next!

Looking for More PD Opportunities?

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OPES 2.0 Bridge Training

11/30/2021 at 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM

Do you, or someone you know, need OPES training?   

Join Putnam County ESC for OPES 2.0 Bridge Training! 

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OCDBE Opportunities Abound!

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education is offering an array of professional development webinars. The webinar subjects are primarily for students/children with deafblindness and low incidence disabilities.


Target audiences: Educators, parents, related services, related agencies, any interested personnel, school district special education administrators, special education staff, and anyone in the region who may be interested in attending. See the postings immediately following for more information.


11.30.21, 12.7.21, 12.14.21

From Interaction to Formal Language

How do we join the person who is deafblind in sharing their world, a world experienced through touch? How do we arouse curiosity?  What is the path to bonding? 


Presented by

Chris Montgomery M.Ed.,  TVI, Deafblind Education Consultant

OCDBE: 12.1.21

Considerations for Families, Caretakers, and Educators Unique to Children with

Deafblindness and Low Incidence Disabilities: Session 1


Target Audience: Parents, caregivers school psychologists, intervention specialists, speech-language pathologists, related services providers, and other agency professionals

Presented by Melissa Wolford, PhD NCSP

OCDBE: 12.9.21

Supporting  Communicative Competence PL Series: Session 3 Using Core as Part of the Curriculum

Define features of core word of the week curriculum 


Identify strategies for using core words in books, music, games, science


Outline a lesson for using core words in an academic content area

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Developing Cultural Competency

Developing the knowledge and practicing the skills of cultural competency enable all district personnel to relate to people and
groups who are culturally diverse, which is critical for the success of all learners. This workshop is designed for all school and
district staff as it addresses basic knowledge and skills that are... 

Professional Development Opportunities

Need PD hours? 

Our PD Catalog is now online. Our Google Site provides an overview of all offerings for the year.

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